Accession Number:

AD0609690

Title:

BALLISTIC CONCEPTS EMPLOYED IN TESTING LIGHTWEIGHT ARMOR

Descriptive Note:

Monograph series

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-10-05

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The ballistic testing techniques which are described have been developed by various research establishments with a view toward improving ballistic testing techniques, especially with regard to determining ballistic limits with minimum number of rounds and developing a simple and reproducible test. Much thought has been given to developing and standardizing a ballistic test for use in rating, comparing, and testing fragment-resistant armor. The ballistic test that is currently in use by the Ordnance Corps for specification acceptance of lightweight armor materials is the one employing fragment-simulating projectiles. It is considered to be the simplest, most reproducible, and most meaningful of any test developed to date. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE